College Presidents: Do They Matter?


In his newest article this summer, Richard Freeland, Senior Consultant at Maguire Associates, discusses whether recent changes in the environment and organization of colleges and universities have changed the requirements for a successful presidency for The Conversation. The question at hand: Should today's college president be the entrepreneur, the CEO, the fundraiser, or the figurehead?

From the article:
"Though scholars may speculate on the efficacy of university presidents, presidents themselves tend to stress that decentralization within academic organizations simply changes the requirements for effective leadership."

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Please don't miss last week's The Hechinger Report or Richard's quote in the Chronicle piece, Behind Trump’s Alleged Loyalty Push, a Leadership Lesson.

This has since been picked up by Salon, as well.

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